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Synopsis: (Chapter 8)
After clearing Ravier's Alpha test, you are informed about an impending threat of a coup d'etat by the Caladium Forces. At the same time, you're told of a mysterious illness afflicting students and staff members visiting Valor Academy. Convinced that Black Galax is the cause, you set out with your friends to investigate the school, only to learn of a horrifying history that plagues the school grounds, unresolved for 25 years...

Synopsis:
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Introduction:
Black Galax: Rewrite is a DIRECT sequel to Black Galax: Revert. You will need a completed save file from Revert to play this game. Black Galax: Rewrite has █████ ███████ ███████ ███ ████ ███ ████ ████████ █████ ████████ ███ ████████ ███████

However, if you've lost your save and don't wish to replay, it is possible to start from a new game with preset character levels, items and etc.

Gameplay Features:
Gameplay will largely revolve around Turn-Based combat, but it also combines elements of Real-Time action Battles and elements of Court Trials to spice up gameplay. While Court Trial will not return, elements of it will remain.

Features:
1. Plot plot plot! (Finally, the ending of the game!)
2. Side Story Quests (Maybe a sequel to Revert's side quests?)
3. Stealthing around - (There may be TOO much Stealth-related missions)
4. Achievements (Yes, I'm adding more)
5. Tons of puzzles (Keeping in tradition with the previous game!)
6. Instead of equipment, you have over 40 'Charms' to customize your characters! (Get em' all!)
7. Can zombies be counted as a feature? - (Yes, there are more zombies)
8. Limit Minute Shop to save your hard earned Gold Credits! (More items are added to the pool!)
9. A 'Gamemaster' Challenge side quest. (Test your luck and skill!)
10. Emergency Techs! - These are special techs that grant you a very specific advantage, but comes with long cooldowns. They are very expensive to acquire.
11. Turn Based Battle + Action Battle System - QTE, Reinforcements, phases...
12. Features about 9 playable characters + Navigator (Navigator?)
13. Exchange/Crafting Shop!
14. Very challenging boss fights.
15. About ??? hours of gameplay (I can't estimate for this, it's done when it's done!)

Latest Blog

2020... What a Year - Progress Update

Well... this is a tough post to write.

I've been mulling over wanting to write one but not knowing exactly what to write. One thing is for sure, I am still working on this game, even though it might seem like I'm on infinite hiatus with the updates because things have been slow and the current climate doesn't exactly stimulate my creative senses.

Though, funnily enough, since my game takes place in 2020, I wonder if I should retroactively add current events into the game? I might add some interesting current events easter eggs here and there, since this game takes place around the April - May 2020 period. Hmm... I recall SpaceX's first human launch to the ISS was around May...

Anyway, I digress, here's my update report for... August?

The first Ending is Officially Complete! - For now
Huzzah! After like what? 3 to 4 drafts rewriting and reviewing the plot again? I can finally say that the first ending is complete and to my satisfaction - For now. Given the circumstances, it is likely it would change again, depending on the ultimate direction I take with the next two endings. But for now, I'm satisfied and able to move on to the next 'ending'.

Not too sure if you guys would be interested in a preview, or a spoilerish screenshot, but let me know!

Reminiscent Chapters - Damien, Lyeric and Isabel
One of my favourite things to write about is finally on the horizon, and I can start on their own individual chapters in life. Lyeric's own chapter will discuss a little bit about his past and the circumstances that led him to be adopted by the Horzon Family. It's probably the SHORTEST story out of the three, and like some of you speculated, the least involved in the overall plot.

Isabel's own story will be slightly longer and discusses about her past with the Aria Family, and perhaps answer the most important question weighing in her mind: What exactly happened to Venor Aria? Her long lost forgotten estranged brother?

Followed by Damien's story, which will be the longest of the three. It delves into his relationship with a girl he met 3 years ago, expanding on his personality and the background of Cliva and what life was like before Grid Palistia was completed.

I'm most excited about Isabel and Damien's story. For reasons I'll talk about next time.

For now, I have the draft completed and ready. So it's time to start implementing stuff!

Designing Bosses
Another thing I love doing, and spend quite a bit of time doing, apart from writing is designing bosses! I've revamped quite a few bosses and added some interesting gimmicks to make each of them feel unique. While I can't share the bosses themselves, I'll share some of the gimmicks they're using!

ID Wave - A special field effect that increases Attack on both sides of the field. Both enemies and allies utilizes 'ID Nullifier' to remove the effects of ID Wave for 3 turns. While simple, it's a gimmick that will drastically change the way you approach battles on a certain chapter! Especially for opponents who are FASTER than you...

Daze - Inspired by XCOM's War of the Chosen, this is a unique status effect that in function works similarly to Stun, but lasts for 7 -9 turns. It can only be lifted by slapping some sense into your own ally in combat. When Daze is removed, there is a chance your ally will be confused, so be wary! On a tactical level, the way you approach the flow of battle will be different. Weighing against the pros and cons of wasting a turn to remove 'daze' vs doing damage to the boss against the clock...

That's all for now! There are more interesting gimmicky fights, but I can't share them all yet!

Expanding the Locale
Another little thing I've done is to expand on the locales a bit. That's so it makes things a little easier for me when I move onto more plot heavy chapters.

Some new areas I've added:
  • Viscaria Amusement Park
  • Added some 'fun' activities to do
  • Added a new district to Marzus City


And that's all for now! I hope it's interesting and I do hope to make some more progress by the end of the year.

Thoughts on Current Events...

I just hope everything will be smooth going in the upcoming months... since we can expect the economy to plunge into further contraction in the later months and not expected to recover for the next 1 - 2 years.

For now, stay safe, stay happy, and don't despair if things look bleak! You're not alone!

Thank you very much for reading! Till then!
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Hello, the same error that I'd encountered in Revert (the one that was fixed) has occured again. It's the same "External Achievement" error.
author=blackassassin7
Hello, the same error that I'd encountered in Revert (the one that was fixed) has occured again. It's the same "External Achievement" error.


I've uploaded a separate version called '-EXT'. Check the download section for it.
For now, achievements haven't been added to Rewrite, so there is no need to migrate your achievements over.

However, if you wish to, you can, provided you make a copy first to prevent issues.
Simply copy over both folders 'Black Galax Revert' and 'MyRMGames' from Revert to Rewrite's folder.

I plan to eventually migrate over the achievement folder to the local folders so it can avoid the 'unable to write' issue.
author=Raze
author=blackassassin7
Hello, the same error that I'd encountered in Revert (the one that was fixed) has occured again. It's the same "External Achievement" error.
I've uploaded a separate version called '-EXT'. Check the download section for it.
For now, achievements haven't been added to Rewrite, so there is no need to migrate your achievements over.

However, if you wish to, you can, provided you make a copy first to prevent issues.
Simply copy over both folders 'Black Galax Revert' and 'MyRMGames' from Revert to Rewrite's folder.

I plan to eventually migrate over the achievement folder to the local folders so it can avoid the 'unable to write' issue.


Okay, I've started playing the game (basically contunuing from where we left off in Revert) and being enjoying it so far. However going to some places triggers certain events which are not supposed to happen yet. I believe those will be sorted out in a future release though.
Just curious, but which events were triggered? Was it after Chapter 7.5 or before?
author=Raze
Just curious, but which events were triggered? Was it after Chapter 7.5 or before?

Well, when I returned to Ravier's office right after the intro, he was not there and after a cutscene I was prompted to enter his archive. Also when I left the mansion and entered Pavilion Square, I encountered Reynald and after a long cutscene, it jumped right at Chapter 10. I had completed Chapter 7.5 in Revert and imported the save file to Rewrite's folder.
Hmm... I found the problem for the first archive event triggering. But Reynard's cutscene shouldn't be happening. Should probably do some investigating...
Thanks for the find!
Hello, I just play your game and its good.
But I got stuck in the cursed academy. How can I get the 7th and 8th shattered shard? I know one of them must've been in the library but I don't know how to open the chest
author=Misake
Hello, I just play your game and its good.
But I got stuck in the cursed academy. How can I get the 7th and 8th shattered shard? I know one of them must've been in the library but I don't know how to open the chest


You get the last two parts from the Library. The Chest can only be opened once you solve which books to remove from the respective bookcase. The locations of all the bookcases that you need to remove can be found around the 3 floors.

If you make a mistake, you will need to reset the puzzle. Interact with the glowing book to reset the puzzle and try again.
author=Raze
author=Misake
Hello, I just play your game and its good.
But I got stuck in the cursed academy. How can I get the 7th and 8th shattered shard? I know one of them must've been in the library but I don't know how to open the chest
You get the last two parts from the Library. The Chest can only be opened once you solve which books to remove from the respective bookcase. The locations of all the bookcases that you need to remove can be found around the 3 floors.

If you make a mistake, you will need to reset the puzzle. Interact with the glowing book to reset the puzzle and try again.

I only got 3 hints for the bookcase (5th, 10th, and 14th), I don't know where I can get the 4th hint
I'm also stuck at the library part where I'm supposed to "Pull out all the books from multiples of 4 bookshelves". Am I supposed to pull the books from 4th, 8th and 12th bookshelves or something? Doing that did nothing however. I found 5 shards btw.
author=Misake
I only got 3 hints for the bookcase (5th, 10th, and 14th), I don't know where I can get the 4th hint

The cafeteria.

author=blackassassin7
Am I supposed to pull the books from 4th, 8th and 12th bookshelves or something? Doing that did nothing however. I found 5 shards btw.

Both are correct. The bookcases are: 4,5,8,10,12,14th.
Maybe a better hint in terms of how many books you need to take out would make it more clear.
Want to ask. Is the scene where we go back to ravier's room is the next chapter or chapter 8 part 2?
Okay, I've just finished the demo and took me quite long actually. Can't wait for the full version now. But according to the message in the end, the progress made in the demo will 'not' be carried over to the full version. Does this mean we'll have to go through Chapter 8 again? Or will importing the last save file work?
author=Misake
Want to ask. Is the scene where we go back to ravier's room is the next chapter or chapter 8 part 2?


Nope, it's chapter 9 because I messed up XD

author=blackassassin7
Okay, I've just finished the demo and took me quite long actually. Can't wait for the full version now. But according to the message in the end, the progress made in the demo will 'not' be carried over to the full version. Does this mean we'll have to go through Chapter 8 again? Or will importing the last save file work?


Yeah, unfortunately, you'll need to go through chapter 8 again since it might invite unexpected bugs. So just to be safe, it's better to restart.
Then qhen this game complete, can we transfer our save file from BG: Revert like the demo?
author=Misake
Then qhen this game complete, can we transfer our save file from BG: Revert like the demo?


It'll be a while before it's completed. It's not recommended to use the current save file you've finished and replay the chapter once it's finished. As some things might change that will mess up your current save.
Nope. Not completed yet. Still has ways to go.
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